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Orion Hat

from Little Sweet Knittings Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Orion Hat
Orion Hat
Orion Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, increasing (make 1) and decreasing (knit 2 stitches together)
  • Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns

Pattern Description:

If you want a project that will engage your senses, Orion is the hat for you. Seed (moss) stitch throughout the hat makes it a quick knit even for beginning knitters. This unisex slouchy hat is the sixth in the series of thick and quick seamless hat patterns.


9 sts and 12 rows = 4" sq (10 cm sq) on US13.


  • Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick in Pine: 1 skein, or any Super Bulky Weight Yarn like Classic Elite "Forbidden," or Cascade "Lana Grande," or Rowan "Big Wool": about 74 yd (68 m).
  • US11 (8 mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle
  • US13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle
  • US13 (9 mm) dpns
  • Or any size to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook

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